BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'
US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.
US medics killed in Kabul attack
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
Korea ferry disaster school reopens
The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.
Abdullah leads Afghan poll count
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.
China releases Japanese cargo ship
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.
Pakistan targets 'militant hideouts'
Pakistan fighter jets target compounds thought to be hideouts for militants connected to a recent series of attacks in the country, officials say.
Modi in Varanasi as Indians vote
Narendra Modi, widely expected to be India's next leader, will submit his election nomination papers as Indians vote in the sixth phase of their poll.
Match-fixer arrested in Finland
Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say.
Debris dismissed in plane search
Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
Buddha tattoo woman offered holiday
A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo says she has been given a free holiday as "an apology".